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Being a Sikh meant having to do what Mom and Dad said, and going to temple, and Mom and Dad choosing who I would marry. But going to an American school taught me that I was the one who's supposed to make those choices.
Sheena Iyengar

Meaning of "Sikh" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SIKH

From Hindi, literally: disciple, from Sanskrit śiksati he studies.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SIKH

Sikh  [siːk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SIKH

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sikh can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES SIKH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Sikh

Sikh

A Sikh is a follower of Sikhism, a monotheistic religion that originated in the 15th century in the Punjab region. The term "Sikh" means disciple, student, or . A Sikh is a disciple/subject of the Guru. According to Article I of the "Rehat Maryada", a Sikh is defined as "any human being who faithfully believes in One Immortal Being; ten Gurus, from Guru Nanak to Guru Gobind Singh; Guru Granth Sahib; the teachings of the ten Gurus and the baptism bequeathed by the tenth Guru;". Usually male Sikhs have "Singh", and female Sikhs have "Kaur" as their middle or last names. Sikhs who have undergone the khanḍe-kī-pahul, the Sikh initiation ceremony, can also be recognized by the Five Ks: uncut hair; an iron/steel bracelet; a Kirpan, a sword tucked in a gatra strap; Kachehra, a cotton undergarment; and a Kanga, a small wooden comb. Baptized male Sikhs must cover their hair with a turban, while turban is optional for baptized female Sikhs. The greater Punjab region is the historical homeland of the Sikhs, although significant communities exist around the world.

Definition of Sikh in the English dictionary

The definition of Sikh in the dictionary is a member of an Indian religion that separated from Hinduism and was founded in the 16th century, that teaches monotheism and that has the Granth as its chief religious document, rejecting the authority of the Vedas. Other definition of Sikh is of or relating to the Sikhs or their religious beliefs and customs.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SIKH


antique
ænˈtiːk
boutique
buːˈtiːk
chic
ʃiːk
clique
kliːk
creek
kriːk
geek
ɡiːk
Greek
ɡriːk
Martinique
ˌmɑːtɪˈniːk
Mozambique
ˌməʊzəmˈbiːk
peak
piːk
politique
ˌpɒlɪˈtiːk
pratique
ˈprætiːk
Reg.
riːk
seek
siːk
speak
spiːk
spec.
spiːk
technique
tɛkˈniːk
unique
juːˈniːk
weak
wiːk
week
wiːk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SIKH

Sigurd
Sihanouk
sijo
sik
sika
Sikang
sike
siker
Sikhism
Siking
Sikkim
Sikkimese
Sikorski
Sikorsky
silage
silane
Silastic

WORDS THAT END LIKE SIKH

ankh
Balkh
Kazakh
kh
lakh
Nagorno-Karabakh
Oistrakh
rajpramukh
samekh
sheikh

Synonyms and antonyms of Sikh in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Sikh» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SIKH

Find out the translation of Sikh to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Sikh from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Sikh» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

锡克族的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

sij
570 millions of speakers

English

Sikh
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सिख
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تَابِعٌ لِلدِيَانَةِ السِيخِيَّة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сикхский
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

sikh
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শিখ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

sikh
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sikh
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Sikh-
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

シーク教の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

시크교도의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sikh
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

liên quan đến đạo Sikh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சீக்கிய
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शीख
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Sih
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sikh
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

sikhijski
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

сикхійський
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sikh
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Σιχ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Sikh
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sikhisk
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sikh-
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Sikh

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SIKH»

The term «Sikh» is very widely used and occupies the 5.722 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SIKH» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Sikh

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5 QUOTES WITH «SIKH»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Sikh.
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Dinesh D'Souza
Whenever a Gujarati or Sikh businessman comes to a Republican event, it begins with an appeal to Jesus Christ. While the Democrats are really good at making the outsider feel at home, the Republicans make little or no effort.
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Sheena Iyengar
Being a Sikh meant having to do what Mom and Dad said, and going to temple, and Mom and Dad choosing who I would marry. But going to an American school taught me that I was the one who's supposed to make those choices.
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Preneet Kaur
The turban is an inextricable part of the Sikh identity. Sikhs say you may take off their head but not the turban.
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Amartya Sen
People's identities as Indians, as Asians, or as members of the human race, seemed to give way - quite suddenly - to sectarian identification with Hindu, Muslim, or Sikh communities.
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Harbhajan Singh
I am proud to be a Sikh and am a true disciple of Guru Gobind Singh, who sacrificed his entire family for the Sikh religion.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SIKH»

Discover the use of Sikh in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Sikh and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Sikh Religion, Culture and Ethnicity
Sikh Religion, Culture and Ethnicity is remarkable for its interdisciplinary scope and the diversity of topics that are engaged - including gender theory, theology, hermeneutics, deconstruction, semiotics and race theory - and are brought ...
Christopher Shackle, Arvind-pal Singh Mandair, Gurharpal Singh, 2001
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Fighting for Faith and Nation: Dialogues with Sikh Militants
"A stunning presentation of narrative ethnography, achieving the remarkable feat of forcing the reader to enter into the world—and the world view—of those whom most of us would regard as terrorists."—Mark Juergensmeyer, UCSB
Cynthia Keppley Mahmood, 2011
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Civil Rights in Wartime: The Post-9/11 Sikh Experience
This book shares accounts of public and private discrimination involving turbaned Sikhs in America since September 11, 2001, investigates the American legal remedies available to those affected by discriminatory conduct, and compares these ...
Neha Singh Gohil, Dawinder S Sidhu, 2013
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International Bibliography of Sikh Studies
The International Bibliography of Sikh Studies brings together all books, composite works, journal articles, conference proceedings, theses, dissertations, project reports, and electronic resources produced in the field of Sikh Studies ...
Rajwant Singh Chilana, 2006
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Sikh Stories
This wonderful series, now in paperback, combines beautifully commissioned artwork with clear and sensitively written narrative introducing young readers to some of the most significant beliefs, values and traditions of the world's six main ...
Anita Ganeri, 2006
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The History of Sikh Gurus
It also conveys that all human beings are equal, irrespective of colour, cast, creed, gender and should be treated as humans. The book is a must-read for all who have interest in the history of Sikh Gurus.
Prithi Pal Singh, 2006
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The Sikh Army 1799-1849
Denne bog beskriver organisationen af sikhernes hær i perioden 1799 til 1849.
Ian Heath, 2005
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Sikh Art and Literature
Sikh Art and Literature introduces Sikhism through its rich artistic culture. Using an assembly of rare imagery and literature, we are given the chance to explore the fruitful world of the Sikhs.
Kerry Brown, 2002
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The Materiality of the Past: History and Representation in ...
Anne Murphy offers a groundbreaking exploration of material representations of the Sikh past, showing how objects, as well as historical sites, and texts, have played a vital role in the production of the Sikh community as an evolving ...
Anne Murphy, 2012
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Warrior Saints: Three Centuries of the Sikh Military Tradition
This remarkable collection of over 120 images commemorates the 300th anniversary of the Sikh Brotherhood.
Amandeep S. Madra, Parmjit Singh, 1999

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SIKH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Sikh is used in the context of the following news items.
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Sikh postman 'wins turban battle with Disney'
A Sikh postman at Disney World has won his fight over claims he had been made to work away from customers so they would not see his beard and turban. «BBC News, Jul 15»
2
Sikh student wins right to join ROTC
A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Army to stop barring a Sikh college student in New York from participating in reserve officer training because of his beard ... «Al Jazeera America, Jun 15»
3
Sikh protesters clash with police in Jammu, one killed
Sikh protesters blocked the Jammu-RS Pura road at Gadigarh by erecting road blocks and ... following which tensions mounted among the Sikh community here. «Times of India, Jun 15»
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Sikh temple hero officers to receive Medal of Valor
The Oak Creek police officer who was the first responder at the scene of the Sikh temple shooting speaks with WISN 12 News' Joyce Garbaciak about how he ... «WISN Milwaukee, Feb 15»
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Sikh student sues US Army, says ROTC enlistment blocked because …
A Sikh student at Hofstra University filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the United States Army, claiming the service refused to grant him a religious ... «CNN, Nov 14»
6
I lived through the Sikh riots—and 30 years later, I'm not ready to …
Most chronicles of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots focus on Delhi and Punjab. Few acknowledge Daltonganj—a typical town in Bihar (now in Jharkhand)—as a place ... «Quartz, Oct 14»
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1984 Indian Sikh massacre is issue in California race
Some Sikh political activists and the California Republican Party are campaigning against Democratic Rep. Ami Bera, saying he refuses to acknowledge the ... «PBS NewsHour, Oct 14»
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Tilbury container stowaways included 13 children
Thirteen children aged between one and 12 were among 35 Afghan Sikh immigrants found in a shipping container at Tilbury Docks, Essex Police have said. «BBC News, Aug 14»
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Amritsar 'genocide' commemoration: Sikhs march through London
Members of the Sikh community have marched through central London in protest over the storming of India's Golden Temple 30 years ago. Thousands attended ... «BBC News, Jun 14»
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Amritsar massacre: Government faces backlash by Britain's 430000 …
The Government faces a Sikh voting backlash after it was confirmed that Britain's armed forces gave tactical advice to Indian officials before the assault on the ... «The Independent, Feb 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Sikh [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/sikh>. Jul 2019 ».
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